Writing an annotated bibliography can be tedious, but it doesn't have to be painful! As you begin your assignment, use these guidelines to help make the process easier.
Begin by formatting your citation. Pick a format and cite the source. Ask a librarian if you need help!
Next, begin the annotation part by briefly explaining what the resources is about. For example, what is the article about? Keep it to 2-4 sentences.
Now is the tricky part. You need to assess and reflect upon the resource. This will be the longest part of your annotation. Focus on answering these questions in your writeup:
The building blocks and structure of an annotated bibliography is: Bibliographic detail (citation), brief overview of content, critical analysis of text (the bulk of your annotation), and the statement of relevance or usefulness of the article to your project.
Mallett, C., & Hanrahan, S. (2004). Elite athletes: Why does the 'fire' burn so brightly? Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 5(2), 183-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1469-0292(02)00043-2
Davis, Lloyd S., and Martin Renner. Penguins. Yale University Press, 2003.
Johnston, Erle E., Jr. Mississippi’s Defiant Years, 1953-1973: An Interpretive Documentary With Personal Experiences. Forest, MS: Lake Harbor Publishers: 1990.